Film Quiz Friday: As Seen On TV!

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As Borat 2 grabs headlines, this week’s movie quiz covers various British telly-to-film adaptations and a host of other cinematic bits and bobs.


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We’ll grant you that more new releases have been seen on small screens than big screens this year, but the arrival of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel on Amazon Prime Video today has got us thinking about other times that UK TV shows and characters have inspired feature film spin-offs. That’s why you’ll find questions about that sort of thing in amongst this week’s usual trivia nonsense.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Without further ado, here we go…



ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is about new releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2020 – Which new Ben Wheatley-directed film connects Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas?
  2. 1983 – Which comedy follows Clark Griswold and his family on their way to the Walley World theme park?
  3. 2006 – Who plays Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette?
  4. 1991 – Which romantic comedy stars Michael J Fox as an aspiring surgeon stranded in small-town South Carolina?
  5. 1959 – Born this week, which director’s most recent film was 2013’s Oz The Great And Powerful?
  6. 1990 – Henry Hill is the protagonist of which crime movie?
  7. 2014 – Which dystopian sci-fi teen movie has sequels called The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure?
  8. 1982 – Who plays software engineer Kevin Flynn in Disney’s TRON?
  9. 1998 – Which German thriller sees Franka Potente trying to raise 100,000 Deutschmarks in 20 minutes?
  10. 2009 – Which singer wrote and performed the title song (aka Petey’s Song) for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox?


ROUND TWO – And Now For Something Completely Different…

Next up, 10 questions about other, non-Borat films adapted from British TV shows, from Alan Partridge to Postman Pat…

  1. Complete the title of the 2013 movie – Alan Partridge
  2. Which TV duo headlined the 2006 “true story” comedy Alien Autopsy?
  3. Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki, which 2018 movie is a remake of a 1980s ITV drama serial?
  4. Who plays Emma Peel in 1998’s The Avengers?
  5. In which country does Mr Bean’s Holiday take place?
  6. Ray Winstone and Ben Drew headlined the 2012 movie reboot of which ITV series?
  7. The Greater Good is the cinematic finale to which BBC One drama series?
  8. Who plays David Morrissey’s politician character in the film remake of State Of Play?
  9. Star Trek actor and film director Jonathan Frakes also helmed a 2004 film based on which children’s TV series?
  10. Which former boyband star provides the singing voice of Postman Pat, in his unaccountably talent-show-centric feature film debut?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. In Life Of Pi, what kind of animal is Richard Parker?
  2. In the news – who will reprise his title role from 1988’s Willow in a new Disney+ sequel series?
  3. Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum were in two movies together, both with the same title – what’s the title?
  4. Which Russian royal was voiced by Meg Ryan in a 1997 animated movie?
  5. Who directed and starred in 2019’s Motherless Brooklyn?
  6. Be Cool is the sequel to which 1995 comedy?
  7. Who plays the Cat in the Hat in 2003 The Cat In The Hat?
  8. “They call me Mister Tibbs” is a famous line from which Oscar-winning 1967 drama?
  9. Casanova Frankenstein is the villain in which 1999 comic book movie?
  10. And finally, what connects the characters Vicki Lester, Esther Hoffman, and Ally Campana?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have a Halloween-themed film quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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